Current Sea

Current Sea

86' 2020
dir.: Christopher Smith

An American scuba diver fights illegal fishing off the coast of Cambodia.

In this environmental thriller, Christopher Smith follows Australian investigative journalist Matt Bloomberg and activist Paul Ferber as they fight to save a unique marine ecosystem off the Cambodian coast. Ferber used to run a diving school in the area but now leads a group of local young people who refuse to ignore the poaching destroying the unique marine fauna. Fighting the fishing mafia can be dangerous, especially since the local fishermen have nothing to lose. Working the sea here is the only way to earn a few pennies while the authorities seem oblivious to the problem. Unexpected encounters at sea bring out spearguns as poachers try to sink or at least damage the activists' boats, while the latter will still find a way to stop the great trawls that strip the seabed of all living things.

Konrad Wirkowski

Screenings of the film as part of the WATCH DOCS travelling festival are co-financed by the European Union in the frame of the European Parliament's grant programme in the field of communication. The European Parliament was not involved in its preparation and is, in no case, responsible for or bound by the information or opinions expressed in the context of this action. In accordance with applicable law, the authors, interviewed people, publishers or programme broadcasters are solely responsible. The European Parliament can also not be held liable for direct or indirect damage that may result from the implementation of the action.

86' 2020 USA, Kambodża
Christopher Smith
Christopher Smith
Lyman Smith, Christopher Smith
Speak Thunder Films
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